California dreamin’

Digital health friends convened in sunny (and rainy!) Los Angeles last week to discuss hot topics, unveil partnerships, and rebel yell their way through ViVE, wrapping up the winter 2024 circuit of sector conferences. Building off the energy at JPM and CES, AI use cases in healthcare were top of mind. DeepScribe teamed up with AWS to integrate their medical documentation LLMs, while the SCAN Foundation partnered with Dandelion Health to advance algorithmic equity for older adults. Other announcements focused on data interoperability and obesity care: Highmark, Epic, and Google are collaborating to improve data sharing between payers and providers, and Elevance launched a digital weight management program for employers.

Healthcare AI, data interoperability, and digital obesity care are all topics we’ve been tracking on our innovation maturity curve, and their outsized presence at ViVE suggests they’ll continue to dominate conversations in 2024. However, all three are subject to complex, intersecting factors of investment, consumer perception, and policy and regulation—so we’ll be watching to see how the conversations shift throughout the year.

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More Than A Billion People Worldwide Are Obese, WHO Study Finds
It will take more than GLP-1s to address the global obesity crisis Reuters

U.S. Opens UnitedHealth Antitrust Probe
DOJ is investigating the relationship between UnitedHealthcare and Optum The Wall Street Journal

CVS And Walgreens Will Begin Selling Mifepristone This Month
Prescription abortion medication will be available at select retail pharmacies The New York TImes

Changes At Iora Health After Amazon Acquisition
Patients and clinicians express concerns over shorter appointments and fewer staff The Washington Post

Sharp HealthCare Launches Spatial Computing Center Focused on Apple Vision Pro
Initiative will explore impacts of augmented reality in clinical settings MobiHealthNews

Lyra Health Launches Complex Care Program For Severe Mental Health Conditions
Multidisciplinary care experts will support conditions like severe depression and SUD HR Brew

Know Labs Unveils Non-Invasive Glucose Monitor KnowU
New CGM device will undergo large-scale external clinical trials this year Medical Device Network

Recent Funding

  • Reveleer collects $65M for its data analytics solution for health plans and managed care orgs
  • b.well Connected Health grabs $40M for its healthcare data interoperability solution
  • Matter Neuroscience banks $26M to assess and optimize brain chemistry for individuals
  • Rock Health port co Moxe Health nabs $25M for patient data exchange between payers and providers
  • Digital patient navigation, health management, and support solution Redi Health lands $14M
  • Roshal Health snags $10M for its on-demand staffing marketplace for imaging specialists
  • Digital gastrointestinal care startup Salvo Health picks up $5M
  • FamilyWell inks $4.3M to bring tech-enabled behavioral health services to obstetrics clinics
  • AI assistant for women’s health and wellness Ema secures $2M